|Thank you for choosing to submit your manuscript to the Journal of Business and Management Studies (JBMS). This author’s guide will ensure we have everything required so your manuscript can move through peer review process, production and publication very smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow it as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your manuscript matches the journal’s requirements.
1- Authors are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts via email to email@example.com
2- Acknowledgement will be sent to the corresponding author within a few business days upon receiving of the manuscript.
3- The manuscript submitted to Journal of Business and Management Studies is subject to peer review. The manuscript is evaluated by external reviewers (anonymous to authors) and refereed within one month.
Before you begin
Authors should observe the following codes of conduct when they intend to submit/publish a paper.
1- Conflict of interest: contributors should reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
2- Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper.
3- The journal cannot bear plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper. It has a strict policy against plagiarism, which is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (Turnitin). All submissions will be checked before being sent to reviewers.
4- All papers are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers.
5- It is assumed that all authors have significantly contributed to the submitted paper, if there is a co-author(s) in the submitted manuscript.
6- In case of presence of any fraudulent information in an article, its authors will be responsible for providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.
7- It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.
8- Changes to authorship: this policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in a published article will not be taken into account.
Authors should note that
1- A paper which is going to be submited to this journal should be according to the journal Paper Submission Guideline as explained below.
2- The submission must not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also have a strict policy against plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (Turnitin). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.
1- General Requirements
Please write your text in proper English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. We only accept manuscripts written in English.
1.2 Length of Paper
There is no word/page limit in a manuscript, but the manuscript should not exceed 30 pages.
2- Word Processing Formats
The manuscript file should be provided in Microsoft Word format only.
3- Organization of Manuscript
The manuscript should follow the following order:
2- List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
6- Literature review
8- Results & Discussion
10- Acknowledgements (optional)
The title should be a concise and informative description of the work that accurately reflects the main scope and content of the paper. It should be no more than 12 words in length. Abbreviations and formulas should be avoided where possible.
3.2 List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
Please indicate the full names and affiliations of all the authors clearly. Affiliations should include department, university, country, and, if available, and the e-mail address. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address needs to be included.
The author should provide appropriate and short keywords Immediately after the abstract. The maximum number of the keywords is 10. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases.
Abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, design/methodology/approach, the main results and major conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words. No citations should be included in the abstract.
This section should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research.
3.6 Literature Review
This section is dedicated to the significant literature resources that contributed to the research. The author should survey scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to the area of research, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work.
This section should contain detailed information about the procedures and steps followed in the study. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
3.8 Results and Discussion
This section is a comparative or descriptive analysis of the study based on the results/findings, previous literature, etc. The results should be offered in a logical sequence, given the most important findings first and addressing the stated objectives of the study. The author should deal only with new or important aspects of the results obtained. The relevance of the findings in the context of existing literature or contemporary practice should be addressed as well.
The author should clearly explain the important conclusions of the research highlighting its significance and relevance.
References used in the paper should follow the APA style and carefully checked for accuracy and consistency. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. For step-by-step instructions for citing books, journals, webpages, and more, Kindly read this APA Style Guide.
4- Manuscript Selection
The peer review process for journal publication is essentially a quality control mechanism. It is a process by which experts evaluate scholarly works, and its objective is to ensure a high quality of the published work. The Journal of Business and Management Studies follows a double-blind peer review system, wherein the names of the authors and reviewers’ identity are not disclosed.
When the manuscript arrives at the journal’s editorial office, the editor-in-chief of JBMS carries out an initial desk assessment of the received manuscript based on the suitability of the topic according to the journal’s aims and scope, the author’s adherence to the journal’s guidelines (word count, language clarity, and format), importance of the topic and relevance to the journal’s readership. If the manuscript does not pass these initial checks, the editor-in-chief might reject manuscript immediately. If the manuscript successfully completes the initial in-house assessment, it is assigned to two expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers. The reviewers are initially invited to review the manuscript by sending them the abstract of the manuscript. Upon acceptance to review the manuscript, the reviewers are sent the full text of the manuscript and requested to observe a deadline of a month as a maximum to submit their reports to the editor-in-chief. The reviewers are also required to disclose potential conflicts of interests, if any, that may affect the outcome of blind reviewing process.
The reviewers are provided with an online evaluation form requesting them to judge the manuscript in terms of the paper novelty, originality, valuable contribution to the existed field of study, ethical aspects, scientific misconduct, structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines, references provided to substantiate the content, literature review, design and methodology, clarity of findings and discussion, documentation and referencing. The reviewers are also required to include general and specific anonymous comments to the author(s). If the two reviewers are in disagreement in their judgment on the suitability of the paper for publication, a second round of peer review may be initiated. Each online review report should conclude with a final recommendation for the paper submitted to JBMS, which can be one of following: (a) accept without any changes; (b) accept with minor revisions; (c) accept with major revisions; (d) revise and resubmit; (e) reject. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the article. The editor-in-chief’s decision is final.
Please send an email to the journal Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help. Thanks.